Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey

Tennessee’s conservative leader, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey is the first GOP Senate Speaker in Tennessee in 140 years and the first from Sullivan County in over 100 years. In the 2008 elections, Ramsey led Tennessee’s Republicans to a gain of three Senate seats and a solid five seat majority.  Lt. Governor Ramsey became the longest-serving Republican Senate Speaker in Tennessee history in 2009.
 
Under Ramsey’s leadership in 2010, Republicans both increased their majority in the Senate and gained a numerical majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since 1869. After leading Senate Republicans to an unprecedented 26 to 7 supermajority in the 2012 election, Lt. Governor Ramsey was elected to his fourth term as Speaker of Senate in 2013.

A small business owner himself, Ramsey believes job growth must be the top priority for state government. Ramsey started his own surveying company just three years after graduating from East Tennessee State University with a degree in industrial technology in 1978. His business has since grown to a real estate and auction company – Ron Ramsey and Associates, a well-respected land company in Upper East Tennessee.

Ramsey resides in Blountville with his wife, Sindy. The Ramsey’s have three daughters, Tiffany, Sheena and Madison. Lt. Governor Ramsey is also blessed with three grandsons, Parker, Graham and Briggs.